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hysterics

noun [plural]     /hɪˈster.ɪks/
uncontrolled behaviour or crying , usually caused by extreme fear or sadness : Convinced the plane was about to crash , many people were sobbing and in hysterics.Becoming too excited and easily upsetMental and psychiatric disorders informal uncontrolled laughter : He was hilarious - he had us all in hysterics.Laughing and smiling
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